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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 1, 2010 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: You Win Again

I was listening to 12/5/71, and got to thinking, "You Win Again" was only in their set lists for under a year , played around 25 times, what made them pick it up, and then drop it ? Has anyone heard anything on this ?
As far as I can tell, it was their only Hank Williams cover, though their version I think, comes from the versions by Jerry Lee Lewis ( wonder if it was suggested by Keith, being a piano player, he might have know Jerry Lee's way with it ).
I like it , but am not nuts about it, but they must have liked it good enough to put on 'Europe 72' .
Clif, or any of our folks with knowledge in the era , any ideas ? Any comments ?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 1, 2010 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

Don't know about Jerry Lee doing it but apparently Fats did:

You Win Again (Hank Williams)
Hank Williams
78 - (M-G-M 11318)
Fats Domino 1962
Grateful Dead 1972
"Europe '72" (Warner Brothers 2668-2)

EDIT: In addition:
Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gerry and the Pacemakers. Del Shannon, THE BEE GEES, Mary-Chapin Carter also recorded "You Win Again". Though, the last two did so many years after E '72.
TOOTMO

This post was modified by TOOTMO on 2010-12-01 19:37:21

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 1, 2010 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

Fats ,and Rays versions are really good, and I should mention the utterly serious version by Johnny Cash on Sun ( and of course Hank's own !).
Here is a clip of Jerry Lee Lewis doing it . Note the upturn on "This heart of mINE"
, the same way Jerry does it, which make me think he might have had it in mind .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6JPzGIVB7M
Oh and a version of Garcia with Elvis Costello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq3r77gn9DQ

Lots of great versions of this great song .

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 1, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

Very cool. would love to hear the versions done by Fats and Ray charles.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Dec 1, 2010 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

If you want to pursue it:

Ray Charles: Modern Sounds on Country & Western Music (1962)

Fats Domino: Let the Four Winds Blow (1961)

TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 1, 2010 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

Like FB, I always loved it; strange how that Dec FForum run has such a unique sound and song selection aspect to it...or at least in my mind. Keith's settled in, Aug thru Nov transitions, now a bit different...Tell stops listening a month later. All sorts of significant events it seems.

What about "second that emotion"? Somehow I always think of these two in a similar fashion, though I grant they are entirely different (motown I assume vs real folk country or some such). But both top pop tunes that somehow you wouldn't expect, esp for STE...

Just babble; sorry...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 1, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You Win Again

Sorry, Can't help you with the history you seek.
I just chimed in to say that You Win Again is actually one of my favorites from E72. I love what Keith does on the keys in that version!